Ninja partially derails at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted Monday, July 7, 2014 10:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Ed. note: At the time of publication, the LA station was reporting four injuries. The site was streaming live helicopter video at 7:30 p.m. local time. What I saw was that the front bogie of the first car had derailed, and the car was loaded. Workers were securing the train's position with chains between the second bogie and the track. I saw the four people in the first car having a laugh about something as the workers were climbing above the track. It was difficult to see if the entire train was loaded, but I make the assumption that they would not attempt to evacuate the train without its position secured. -Jeff

Read more and possibly see video from KNBC/Los Angeles.

UPDATE: 7/9/14 More details of the derailment, caused by a fallen tree, from The LA Times.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:45 PM

And now a word from our resident tree experts/designers...

Oh wait...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:07 PM
Rickrollercoaster's avatar

Talk about one hell of a log ride.


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:16 PM
rollergator's avatar

False flag operation engineered by Charmland...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:19 PM
waynethexplorer's avatar

In regard to replacing the train I believe Vekoma makes a floorless train for these coasters, or they may just replace the cars?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:34 AM
sws's avatar

At least we know where Dorney's next addition will be coming from.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:50 AM
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Vampire runs the floorless trains.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:13 AM
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In light of this incident, Cedar Point is closing all of its trees as a precautionary measure.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:18 AM

SF finally found a way to make the Inverted Log Flume

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:29 PM
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birdhombre said:

In light of this incident, Cedar Point is closing all of its trees as a precautionary measure.

Um, they have to HAVE trees to be able close them... Remember when they ripped them all out? Duh.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:09 PM
birdhombre's avatar

If CP needs trees, maybe they can transplant the ones that have grown up inside the Big Dipper. :-|

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:14 PM
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I heard they're attaching chainsaws to the sides of the new trains.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:06 PM
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If Cedar Point needed trees, they'd have them already.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:17 PM
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I just read that Markey is demanding legislation requiring that all trees have seat belts installed.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00 PM
waynethexplorer's avatar

Has anyone questioned the tree? Could have been intentional..

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:20 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Word on the street is, the tree was trying to retrieve its lost hat.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:30 PM
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I'll bet the enthusiasts making fun of SF and all of their "parking lot" coasters are feeling pretty silly right about now.

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